SpongeBob made his debut on the parade in 2004. He had also promote The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie that year. But took an short break after the rain and a small accident during the 2006 parade. He returned in 2008 and been in the parade to this day. However, In 2012, SpongeBob's right hand and right shoe were deflated. Also,SpongeBob wasn't inflated very well like Pikachu. The original balloon was retired after the 2012 parade. A new version of SpongeBob was introduced to the parade in 2013 with a Santa hat and he was also the fifth Nickelodeon character to appear in the parade. SpongeBob is also the first ever square balloon in the parade's history. In 2014, he was the last balloon in the parade and also to promote The SpongeBob Movie:Sponge Out Of Water.
- SpongeBob Squarepants (2004-2006, 2008-2012)
- SpongeBob with Santa's Hat (2013-present)
- 78th (November 25, 2004)
- 79th (November 24, 2005)
- 80th (November 23, 2006)
- 82nd (November 27, 2008)
- 83rd (November 26, 2009)
- 84th (November 25, 2010)
- 85th (November 24, 2011)
- 86th (November 22, 2012)
- 87th (November 28, 2013)
- 88th (November 27, 2014)
- 89th (November 26, 2015)
- 90th (November 24, 2016)
- 91st (November 23, 2017) (Coming Soon)
- In 2004, he was snagged on a lamppost, but was freed.
- In 2006, he was once again snagged on a lamppost, but was freed.
- In 2010, He got snagged on a lamppost once more, but he was freed.
- In 2011, He got snagged on a lamppost again, but he was freed.
- In 2012, SpongeBob's right hand and right shoe were deflated because he wasn't inflated very well.
- F.U.N Song (2004-2013)
- SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song (2014-present)